Average Salary for CGI Federal Employees

Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., CGI Federal offers a range of employment opportunities in the IT services, from Information Technology Consultant to IT Business Analyst. An average CGI Federal employee can expect to make $63K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at CGI Federal. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Fairfax, Virginia 

Information Technology (IT) Services

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at CGI Federal for between five and 10 years earn approximately $78K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of CGI Federal folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $57K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Senior Technical Consultants, who bring in close to around $90K per year, though Software Developers are not far behind at about $62K along with Information Technology Consultants ($61K) and IT Business Analysts ($55K). Business Analysts at CGI Federal do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $47K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $75K annually) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. ($73K), Washington, DC (approximately $73K), and Charleston, S.C. ($49K) are the next top-paying cities. Lafayette, La. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $47K. By state, CGI Federal pays its Virginia employees the most; the pay rate there is about $72K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $111K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $104K per year on average. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management make the most here, hauling in $223K annually.


When it comes to skills, Microsoft SQL Server seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $83K per year. Business Analysis is a popular skill in the CGI Federal workforce; about one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. SQL, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

37 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Most survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for most workers. CGI Federal also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for CGI Federal


35 %
65 %
$39,664 - $72,622
$44,318 - $91,569
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

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